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By member1216774
On 15th October 15

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By member1216774
On 15th October 15

Talybont North Information

Price from£106.80 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms972
CampusOff Campus
PostcodeCF14 3UX

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What size are the beds in V1 are they standard singles, thanks
By member533635 On 26th August 18
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What is House E like? Why is the building different to the rest of the buildings in Talybont North.
By member1133537 On 21st August 18
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Which of the talybont north houses have been refurbished recently? Has B block?
By member833521 On 20th August 18
the later letters of the alphabet are the most refurbished but all are pretty nice anyway. main thing is that early letters are much smaller
By member833555 On 22nd August 18
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th July 18

Talbot North in my opinion is a great place to live for your first year depending on which house you are placed in. I was placed in House W which is one of the nicer ones so I enjoyed it more than some of my friends. Whatever house you are in though the social life in this accommodation is still amazing. This is because there are so many students living in the area meaning you can meet so many new people who could eventually become friends and maybe the people you live with in second and third year.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 9th July 18

This place is like a real life fawlty towers, things were broken in my room before I even moved in. The accommodation price is a rip off for what you get as the cleaners are plain lazy and spend most of their time sat in the kitchen shouting down the phone! The receptionist is so rude and has zero people skills it's quite laughable! Outside our flat there was rats everywhere. When you move in they give you the incorrect wifi to log into and unhelpful instructions. During my time here there were drug raids on the flats and regularly spotted drug dealers lurking around the accommodation , not safe to walking through the site at night time!! My advice DO NOT stay here unless you want to experience hell on earth!!!! and if you are unfortunate enough to be given this as your digs then my advice is to get blind drunk throughout the time your here to get you through it!!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th May 18

Horrible rooms, unclean rooms before you've even moved in, tiny bedroom spaces, mold growing in all the ensuite bathrooms. Terrible location, takes about 30-40 min to walk to city centre, usually leaving you isolated from every other accommodation around. £400pcm is a disgusting price for such shoddy rooms. Greedy fines for things that would be out of your control, such as £20 fines for not taking bins out. £4.20 to wash and dry 1 load of clothes. Kitchens are tiny, with space for about 2 people to sit down at a time, and kitchens are very dirty. Thieves everywhere, your post will get stolen unless it's delivered to the reception. Don't fall into the trap of relying on the uni for accom, go anywhere else, talybont north is the worst accommodation the uni provides by far, a shared house would be miles better and cheaper. The only good thing I have to say about Talybont North are the people are great, but that's no credit to management.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th June 17

good parties, tiny rooms and caravan bathrooms. go to south kids.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th June 17

Good but no common room and it is expensive for what you get

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th June 17

Wifi is awful, management are slow but you'll meet great people! Should be cheaper than South

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th January 17

reception can be quite blunt and rude.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th January 17

wifi keeps disconnecting and they should probably ask you a few questions before uni e.g. personality, hobbies etc., so you get matched with similar people

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th January 17

My block in talybont north is so dated compared to the other blocks it needs refurbishing badly

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th January 17

Good location. Fairly small room but is expected. Bad internet connection.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 5th January 17

in an unrefurbished house but paying same price as ones that have been refurbished, arrived and cooker wasn't working ceiling dripped water and there was mould up the walls and in the shower. Wifi is very temperamental and the flat is very small with only a small kitchen between six people with no social space other than a table

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th December 16

Love living here in Talybont North...great bunch of people too! It"s quite the walk to Cathays for Uni which is especially unpleasant in the train..but..McDonalds is right next door, how convenient.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd November 16

Ages away from lectures, unfriendly cleaners, place is riddled with drugs, kitchens are boiling, stupid moneymaking rules and charges

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th November 16

House D is the best place you will ever stay!! Other houses are kinda run down!!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th October 16

It's genuinely as bad as a Russian gulag. The cleaner was caught sat down at our table doing nothing listening to music and the bed has actually given me back problems

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th October 16

Great accommodation, great social life but allows the ability to shut the noise of student life out to concentrate on studies when needed

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 16

Everythings brilliant apart from the ghostly voice between the hours of 5:30 / 7ish in room 5 , i cant sleep through it its terrifying, no explanation on the web. Says two words cant make them out, really quiet, sounds like coming from room above.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st July 16

Pretty crappy buildings/rooms but you learn to love it because it's such a great time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th June 16

I enjoyed living in TalyNorth. It was a great social experience.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th April 16

Have been without hot water for at least 3 weeks over the 2 semesters. Hadn't been cleaned on arrival. Wifi very inconsistent. All the cleaner does is vacuum the hallway. Although the social side is good because there's always something going on without it being as noisy as Talybont South where on most days you can't get to sleep until early morning.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th April 16

Could do with a full sized single bed, cleaners do a really good job, would be nice to have a sofa area in flat as tables uncomfortable to sit at

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd April 16

Very ugly, old and small (needs to be knocked down and rebuilt) but it becomes your own little home

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st December 15

I currently live in one of the refurbished blocks which is a lot nicer than some of the others. It's about a 20 minute walk to the main building, 30 minutes from central station but the bonus is you have McDonald's right behind you! It's definitely good value for money. Taly North was my 4th choice accommodation, but now I'm here I'm so happy with my flat.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st December 15

I do not dispute that Talybont North is not the best quality of halls but the year I lived there was best year of my social and uni life, despite the small space these halls have such vast potential to become the home away from home that makes first year of university so easy and bearable.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st December 15

Long walk to everywhere apart from Tesco extra, appreciate having an ensuite bathroom but the halls in general just look and smell old

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st December 15

The houses that haven't been refurbished (such as mine) are vile, there is mould growing all over the walls and slugs appearing in the bathrooms. The refurbished houses are good value for money but it's not worth the 50% chance of being stuck in a house barely better than a cardboard box.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th November 15

In one of the refurbished housed - so it's not that bad!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Cheap and small but great en suites!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

I quite like it. Seriously, a solid 7/10.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th October 15

Very good for money, there's always some flat open for socialising. Noise control is very poor, mailing system is poor.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th October 15

Good value for money, 20mins from uni & the taly social centre is super close & really cheap

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th October 15

could be cleaner as when arrived wasn't that clean

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd October 15

Talybont North is one of the cheaper halls of residence and some may see this as an incentive to chose it, however personally I would rather pay a little extra and get more for my money. On arrival, my shower didn't work, and within a week I had to have my shower head replaced, my handle fixed, and my flat also experienced problems with access to hot water for at least 3 days. The location is ideal in terms of getting to and from Tescos, being just around the corner, however to walk to lecture buildings requires walking through the whole of Talybont South and Court which is a journey in itself! The rooms aren't very spacious but you soon adapt, however I didn't quite believe it was 'medium' on arrival, and was shocked at the 'ensuite' which is effectively a wet room. Perhaps if my shower worked from the beginning and there had been no problems with hot water, my opinion of Talybont North would be more positive!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st October 15

Nice large room, the cleaner doesn't do anything she just turns the Hoover on for a bit

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th September 15

Fines are extortionate and often made up, go to Gate, much better.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th September 15

Nothing is acceptable apart from the humans living in the buildings - in fact they're more than lovely. I really hope cleaners next year do their job. You can't imagine how much we cleaned when we first moved in. It was horrible.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th August 15

It was a bit too far from the uni really, quite annoying to have to walk at least twice a day so better if you have a bike. The bedrooms and kitchen were extremely small but it was nice having an en-suite bathroom. Very social halls, lots of going out and house parties so really fun but not good if you want to sleep ever.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th August 15

They give you a huge fee at the end with charges for anything at all, even damanges you reported at the start. Advertised WiFi, no WiFi. Seal on the pven was broken, reported it, nothing was down, melted the cupboard door and was charged for the damage.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

Had the best first year I could have possibly hoped for in taly north. It is definitely the most sociable halls which is exactly what you want for freshers. The rooms are tiny and your kitchen's ways going to be a state but simon will always come in and let you know when you really need to take the bins out so you don't get fined or anything. The cleaners are super lovely and will always come and have a chat and the maintenance men are fab too if your heating won't work or whatever. Once you've settled in it's literally the best place to be and there'll always be prinks at at least one of the flats in your house every night which is a great way to get to know everyone.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th July 15

I LOVE TALY. The best place to spend your first year at uni if you're a sociable person :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th July 15

Way too far from the university. Far too expensive for a box room.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th July 15

Great rooms and en suites are ideal. We had no common areas other than the kitchen which was uncomfortable to sit in for long periods of time but talybont social was a good compromise

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th July 15

The cleaner really didn't do anything except complain about our mess and also it was expensive for what it was

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th July 15

The accommodation in Talybont north wasn't the nicest and needs refurbishment. Some of the houses were nice but others were horrible

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th March 15

It's very rubbish, if you get one of the refurbished rooms, it's not so bad though.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th March 15

Not a great place. not a social ares, just a kitchen and table. not enough storage compartments in the bedrooms.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th March 15

It is ridiculously overpriced in comparison to the standards of house you can get for the same price! Its toooooo far away from uni, especially on those days where the rain is POURING. The maintenance are very quick and great at sorting out any problems you have, the showers in the wet rooms are crap. The receptionists are awful to deal with, don't ever think picking up a parcel will be a quick ordeal. The cleaners are good to the extent that they do exactly whats on there job description - no more or no less - regardless of the fact you may have all your spices neatly lined up along the windowsill they WILL be moved so the sill can be wiped. They also aren't shy to yell, bang on your doors and wake you up at 9am to take out your bins. Common room/ social spaces are non existent. Social experience, outside of my lively flat, north is not the most sociable of areas to stay and can get very grumpy if you're belting out take that at 4am on a wednesday night...

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